Church of St Matthias, Wordsworth Road, Stoke Newington N16 - Hackney

The church was completed in 1851 to an innovative design by William Butterfield in free Gothic style. Stock brick with Bath stone dressings. Repairs to the nave roof and rainwater goods were completed in May 2015 with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England. Another phase of repairs is required to the aisle roofs, as well as the roofs and masonry of the tower. The electrical system is in need of renewal.

Church of St Matthias, Wordsworth Road, Stoke Newington N16 - Hackney
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MATTHIAS
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1265031
  • Local Planning Authority: Hackney
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Matthias
  • Street Name: Wordsworth Road
  • Postcode: N16
  • Locality: Stoke Newington
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Hackney
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hackney North and Stoke Newington
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I

Contact Details

Ian Harper 020 7973 3786

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England